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captioned by the national captioning institute >> looked into "the journal." >> thanks for joining us. >> have lent at this hour. italian prime minister silvio berlusconi is standing trial on charges he paid for sex with an underage prostitutes. they make a market is born. deutsche borse and the new york stock exchange merge. >> from tehran to l.a., different takes on modern-day relationships at the berlin film festival.
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an italian judge has ordered prime minister silvio berlusconi to stand trial in april on the charge that he paid an underage girl for sex. the decision follows weeks of scandals that have shaken his struggling center-right government. berlusconi denies the allegations and has vowed to stay in office. >> of berlusconi spent the day visiting a provisional reception center for migrants from north africa. he did not comment on the indictment. the message? he is too busy dealing with the refugee crisis to deal with what he has previously labeled a farce. but his lawyers faced the press, saying the charges were a politically-motivated smear campaign. >> i think all of this will turn into a boomerang for the justice system. the citizens who have respect for real justice understand that what is happening here is a trumped up case. >> prosecutors in
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said the evidence is overwhelming, and that is why they called for an immediate trial. they allege berlusconi paid for sex with the moroccan nightclub dancer known as ruby, who was 17 at the time. he is also charged with abuse of power for attempting to get her released from custody after she was arrested for theft. the case impacted berlusconi's popularity rating. >> i think it is right he should go to court to explain himself. he should accept the legal process, not resist it. >> i think justice has to take its course, and all people must be treated equally before the law. >> the starting date for the trial has been set for april 6. berlusconi's lawyers are expected to challenge the competency of the court. if convicted, berlusconi could face up to 15 years in jail. >> does this mean we are actually going to see the italian prime minister in court?
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i put that question to our correspondent in rome. >> i do not think so at this stage, although the judges in nukab -- in milan have set a trial date. it is unlikely he will go and face the three women who have been appointed to form this panel. his lawyers are going to argue that the proper way for hearing this case is the so-called ministers' tribune of, which would be set up under the jurisdiction of parliament. this court is expected to file a request to have the milan judge declared not competent. >> berlusconi has gone out of a lot of tight situations in the past. >> he has a huge team of lawyers, over 80 at last count. he has several members of
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parliament who are also lawyers. his personal lawyer has been very active on his part. i have no doubt that being able to have the resources of his enormous wealth at hand, he will be able to pay the very best lawyers and get the very best advice on how to deal with this tricky situation. however, it is only fair to point out that this case -- he is charged with personal misconduct. in all the other cases brought against him, the husband in connection with business deals. this is on another plane. his reputation has taken a heavy knock, not only internationally, but here in italy. >> italy has asked the european border control agency for help in stemming a tide of economic migrants from north africa. about 5000 people have arrived
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in the past week. most are from tunisia. italian authorities are moving the migrants to processing camps on the island and on sicily. the eu offered italy financial and other assistance to cope with the migrants. but many european leaders say they want help from north african governments to improve economic conditions in order to keep would-be migrants from leaving their countries. i will have more on the influx of to nation -- of tunisian refugees later in the show. protests in the arab world are continuing. in yemen, regime's supporters clashed with anti-government demonstrators. around 1000 protesters marched through the capital. riot police blocked the route, along with hundreds of government supporters. the rival groups pelted each
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other with stones. protests have increased recently in yemen, with demands the president resigned. the president has been in power for 32 years. the eu has called on iran to respect demonstrators rights to assembly and freedom of assembly. two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters in tehran. hard-line lawmakers in the iranian parliament are demanding the execution of a former presidential candidate and most of the, who have been placed under house arrest. it is the greatest protest since the disputed 2009 presidential election. we have a major development across the atlantic involving germany. >> and on the side of the atlantic. the equity markets in europe's biggest economy and the world's biggest economy are joining
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forces. it has been confirmed deutsche borse and the nyse euronext have confirmed a merger deal. that is still subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. it would create a combined company 60% owned by deutsche borse, with euronext shareholders taking 40%. >> for several days, it has been the stock exchanges themselves and not daily trading that have been the big story in the financial world. nyse and deutsche borse came to agreement today in a deal that will create the largest stocks and derivatives exchange in the world. >> together, we will have leading positions in almost all segments that we are active in, in europe and in the u.s. >> the frankfurt stock exchange
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should emerge stronger from the merger. it is unclear which will have the bigger it say in the company. nyse's currently there will be the ceo. >> this will position us to increase -- to compete on a global landscape and a competitive industry. >> the nyse and the frankfurt exchange will work as one, bringing together new york's stock trading system and frankfurt's derivatives market. this was not welcome news in chicago, home of the u.s.-listed derivatives market, which stands to lose out against the new company. >> for more on the big deal, we are joined from the new york stock exchange by our correspondent. more details of an emerging about the structure, scope, and the name of the transatlantic mega exchange. phil us sen.
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-- fill us in. >> more board members will come from germany, from deutsche borse. that is pretty clear for most traders on the floor. it is not a merger of equals. itmore of an acquisition. that is the feeling on the floor. i have heard we will not get word on the name as of today. it might take a little longer. even if the ceo of the merged company is going to be done to neater our -- duncan niederhaur, people here feel the big winners are the germans. >> another big story this tuesday. the search for a new head of the german bundesbank could soon be over. angela merkle has put forward her economic adviser since 2006
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as an extended it, although he needs cabinet approval. >> if he gets the job at bundesbank, it would be as if he came home, because his family lives near frankfurt. weidmann used to report to axel weber as head of monetary policy. the stance of bundesbank within the european central bank monetary policy would not really change a lot compared to axel weber. weismann is 42 years old and would be the youngest president ever of bundesbank. >> the blue-chip dax closed at
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7400. the eurostoxx 50 climbed by 0.4%. the dow jones industrial average is trading lower by 0.4%. on currency markets, the euro is trading at $1.3488. germany's economic output climbed by 3.6% last year as exports surged and consumer demand strengthened. german gdp growth is higher than the eurozone average. it would have been even more robust if winter storms had not put a temporary chill on performance during the fourth quarter. >> heavy snow and freezing temperatures meant that work on construction sites in germany slowed notably toward the end of next year. -- of last year. overall economic growth slowed down as well.
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germany's gdp grew briskly in the first quarters of last year, reaching a high point in the summer, with a quarter on quarter increase. but output slowed as the your completed. in the last three months, growth had slowed to less than originally predicted in january. leading economic analysts say there are grounds for optimism. >> we are seeing enough potential in the domestic economy for a pickup in private consumption and investment. when i look at the current data and the global economy, i think the advisory council forecast of 2.2% for 2011 is quite good. >> greece continues to worry experts. it could remain in recession for the third straight year in 2011. >> megan has been to the movies and has more to tell us. >> the berlin film festival has
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reached its halfway point. industry professionals have five more days before the gold and silver bears are awarded saturday. stars included big names like kevin spacey and jeremy irons. they have leading roles in a banking thriller. the film tells how a group of high-powered executives tried to save their bank from going under. also highlighted today, the iranian production "the separation." it is the story of a marriage in crisis. the director faced a series of obstacles in getting the film made. our correspondent spoke to us earlier and told us more about some of those problems the director faced. >> what happened is last year in the middle of making this movie, the iranian government withdrew its license. in iran, you cannot make a film without a license from the
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government. the directors crime was he expressed support for the director who was supposed to be on the jury here in berlin, but who is sitting in a jail cell in tehran, sentenced to six years for criticizing the government. the director here apologized. he was allowed to finish making his film. it is an excellent movie. it has a good chance of winning the golden bear. it is going to be seen through the filter of iranian politics. >> let us talk about another film about the relationship in los angeles, "the future," by miranda july. how does this compare? >> it is night and day. the iranian film is touching and beautiful and important, because of the situation in iran. miranda july's film is pointless, really. it has funny moments. it is about 30 some things in
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l.a. who do not know what to do with their lives. one of the messages seems to be "life is too short." i think life is too short to watch "the future." >> tell us more. >> tomorrow is a film "my best enemy," set in 1933 and a. it is the story of a jew and a man who becomes an not say. it is by an austrian director. >> as always, thank you for that update from the movies. an unmanned cargo vessel is going to blast off into the skies lit to tonight from europe's spaceport, carrying supplies to the international space station. the module will be carried by a rocket. the vessel, known as the automatic transfer vehicle, will deliver food, clothing, and
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oxygen to the crew on the iss. >> this animation shows what it will look like when the johannes kepler robot fighter purchase the international space station. the fully automated freighter will deliver much-needed supplies and push the station into a higher orbit. it carries about 5 tons of fuel, plus maintenance equipment, tools, scientific instruments, clothing, and food for the crew. in all, the cargo will weigh about 7 tons, three times more than the russian progress capsule often used to supply the station. >> the atv is a key pillar in the international space station logistics. >> three months after being filled with the space station's garbage, it will be destroyed on reentry into earth's atmosphere.
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>> i will be back after a short break.
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>> italy has placed soldiers on alert and ask to brussels for a bid to cope with an influx of thousands of tunisian refugees. the mediterranean island is 130 kilometers of the tunisian coast. more than five dozen migrants have landed there by boat in the last week. it is a dangerous journey. by the standards of most to nations, it is very expensive. we spoke to one man preparing to risk his life to set out across the mediterranean in search of a better life in europe. >> these men are keeping a lookout on to new issues shoreline -- on tunisia's
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shoreline. he sees no future here. >> i will cross this see and i will leave his country. there is no reason for me to stay here. >> he is getting ready to meet a smuggler in a cafe. the deal cost him around 900 euro. arafat is a carpenter by tradition. the seven year rose per day he earns is not enough to build a life. many to nations share his plight, but not everyone -- many to nietzsche -- many tusnisans share his plight, but not everyone is ready to leave their life. >> the depression is gone and we are all free. i dream of setting out on my own and becoming self-employed. >> i am unemployed and have no prospects.
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most of the time, i am at home. if i could leave, i would. >> arafat comes from a favorite tourist destination before the resolution. most people here make a living from fishing or farming. 30% are jobless. the revolution has done nothing to change their situation. ben ali's police used to be on patrol here. now, there is no one to stop tunisians flying to europe. arafat is taking a close on his back and a few euros in cash. he is spending the night in this run-down building. >> i heard stories of a lot of young men who tried to get out. some of them died. but i am not scared. >> the trip to lampedusa will
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take about five hours. he hopes he will find a job and a chance for a better life. his dangerous journey is about to begin. >> those who survive the journey to lampedusa face uncertainty. many will be moved to detention centers. some hoped to travel to other countries. others will be sent back to tunisia. our correspondent visited the island as a group of exhausted migrants arrived. >> this jetty represents a new world. the remains of a long journey, the remains of noodle soup. for the migrants from tunisia, the harbour wall in lampedusa is the first contact with european soil. it is mostly the young who risk
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the dangerous crossing in fishing vessels. 30 hours at sea with an uncertain future. many drowned. no one knows exactly how many. often, the coast guard does not make it on time. those who do make it here hope their arrival is the beginning of a new and better life. >> i think there are still a lot of people who want to leave tunisia. like there is terrible. >> few were prepared for the influx of migrants. four days, no one here knew what to do with the two nations -- the tunisians. this aid worker believes the italian government has failed to take the problem seriously enough. >> our government should have foreseen this development. why do we have an intelligence service? it has been clear since the ouster of the president that the situation there was dramatic. >> after days of chaos, the only reception camp on the island was
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finally opened. now, the two nations -- the tunsians there are afraid the italian authorities will send them home. >> we have to stay in business. do you understand? maybe everybody will go to prison. we have 2000 persons. >> the ferry will take the men to sicily. there will be sent to other reception camps. those remaining behind in lampedusa can phone relatives back home, or by provisions from the bakers. residents have mixed feelings about the economic refugees. >> of course i am concerned that they are wandering around freely. it would be better to put them all in a camp. >> the tunisians are thankful to the italians for what they see as a friendly reception.
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many have relatives in france, switzerland, or belgium. italy is only a transit stop for them on their journey to other european countries. >> for more analysis, i am joined from brussels. italy wants other eu countries to take in some of these refugees, but those countries are refusing to do so. is there anything that can be done to resolve that? >> it is very difficult at this stage. this is no clear reason behind this huge migration. the commission in brussels say we have to find out how many of these people are genuine economic migrants. how many may be fleeing persecution? other countries have to be willing to take them in. right now, there are more immediate problems. once the doors open at one eu border for migrants to come in
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and they are allowed across, it is a single market area and they are entitled to move to any other member state. other countries are resisting the immediate pressure in italy to allow them through until the check out who these people are and whether they count as immigrants. >> italy is asking for 100 million euros in aid to deal with this crisis. how likely is it to get that money? where would those funds come from? >> there are several funds in the you. there is a refugee fund and the border security fund. both supply money to a country dealing with a massive influx of asylum seekers are migrants to help them with the flow of migrants, and also to send people to support border security and asylum progression to the system. there are those funds. but 100 million euros -- the commission has been saying they are not commenting on figures
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until they see what is at stake. itunds a lot of money. last year, greece received 10 million to deal with migrant flows across the turkish border. the commission is being very reluctant to say when and how much money will be made available. there is an independent agency which coordinates a naval response from volunteer member states. the commission is asking them to volunteer to take part in that, to deploy nationals to join forces to help protect the border seas around lampedusa. a lot is at stake. a lot is going on, with no time table and no promise of any particular amount of money from brussels. >> we will have to leave it there. thank you very much. that has been our in-depth look at the influx of refugees into italy. you are watching "the journal."
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>> i'm janice edwards. this is "bay area vista." coming up, dr. lopez plus members of silicon valley are with us on location at lick high school as we talk about wife prepare. please join us. that's next. ♪ ♪ >> i'm janice edwards. welcome to "bay area vista." thank you for joining us. today we are at james lick high school. students are wondering how to make choices to propel me forward in life. we have with us dr. david lopez as our first guest. thanks for being here.
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>> great to be here, janice. >> for those that don't know about the national hispanic school in san jose, give us some back tbrownd. >> it is a unique institution at a unique time. it's dedicated to educating hispanics and others. there are 77% of the black university offering leadership in this country. >> the hispanic students have particular needs. when you look at black colleges were created because of segregation, but also cultural sensitivities important for student success. >> sure. we try to reach down in the k-12 schools to work with the entire family about the importance of
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going to college and what are the opportunities available to them. it's working well. when they come on campus or to our dharter high school, we work with the families to make sure they are guided and provided with the resources they need. >> when they come and not having the college experience as part of the family life experience, what are the challenges they face and have to be addressed? >> most to have times it's the language issue. they don't speak english and don't feel confident going to a school site. we make sure our outreach people can speak other languages. in the hispanic culture, the family makes the decision about where the child will go to school. those are the things that have to happen, and what resources are available to them.
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expensive. they have to figure out how to save money, to access for college because it's expensive. >> it is expensive. when we think about high school students that may or may not think they are going to college, how would you advise them to make choices in terms of what they do? first of all, they have counselors giving them academic advise. regarding the courses to take in terms of prepare for college? >> it's easy to take the easy road and take easy courses. i won't mention which ones they are, but people have to look at courses to say, what is it that will help me prepare for my career. what do i want to be? a teacher, business person, lawyer? decide what courses you need. then we have an early university program. that means juniors and seniors can take jfor university classet
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demystifies the classes because they understand that they can be successful at it. they have credits to transfer to the university. most come to nhu with units to help them with financial aid as well. getting involved in the process is important. any junior, don't just think of the classes on your campus, think of classes offered at other places like the hispanic university. >> that's a great tip. we'll have information for that so you can contact dr. lopez. >> when you think of the social perspective, one thing that's shocking is how much free time you have at the university. you have to use it for studying, but it's not like high school where everything is reg meanted how do you encourage them to use
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that freedom? we have a college talking about that. for every hour you are in class, you should study two hours to get a good passing grade. we give them a formula and make sure when they get there as freshman that they are practicing that. they have a class, have they studied six hours? if it's only been one, you are falling behind on that study time. it's the understanding of what it takes to be successful. it's pretty much a formula. if you don't study, you won't do well. those are the discussions we have to have. we help the parents understand that. some parents think, you finished class, why aren't you coming home afterwards, thinking their daughter may be seeing a young man. which could be the case, but some cultures want to know where
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the child is all the time. the parents have said this, why don't you come home? >> we go to the library. sometimes we have to explain to the parents. this is what the child is doing. in high school, they finished school and came home. in college, three hours in a class, what happens after that? it's a lot of support and guidance. >> that brings up an interesting point. i think as children are in high school, they are maturing, but they need a lot of guidance. they have to make decisions that are not in their family culture. if you want to be successful and dedicate yourself if your home environment isn't co conducive,u have to find another environment. if there are pressures or habits in a family, they are not conducive with success. the students have to make the
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choices which can be tough. i know your mom was a person that encouraged you to go to college. i am wondering at students looking at tough times personally. what kind of advise do you have for them to navigate to reach the future? >> that's a challenge. we all have personal situations and challenges. the number one thing that helped me was talking to older people that i respected, and i listened to these folks. my brother was 11 years older than i and in college. he gave me a lot of guidance. if you don't have resources available to you, ask your teacher, ask your counselor what the community resources are for you. there are people out there. the person, if you're listening to me, students, ask for help.
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don't be afraid to ask for help from those that know the system and understand. it's a matter of working through things, and having the desire to improve your life. >> it's important to have that. another thing we are seeing is expectations have changed because of the recession. people who thought that they would always have homes have lost homes, jobs have been lost. when there are times like these, and resilience is required, how do you as a leader help those among you, around you, keep focused on goals that have become a challenge in the economy? >> the economy is tough right now. a lot of people are hurting out there. students come to me that have to leave school for a semester to work or whatever the case may be. i think the universities at that point need to reach out to the
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student and say, we'll do what we can to help you and the family. it's tough. having the support system at home, when i talk to the students and parents and let them know, i came from a humble beginning, my folks didn't have great jobs. they did what they had to do. there was a lot of love in the home. that helped us persevere through tough times. my five siblings went to college when my mom and dad didn't have that opportunity. it wasn't easy. there were tough times. that's the reality. you have to have a goal, set the goal, and resourceful. ask for help and look for resources. >> there is an entrepreneurial spirit required for students. even if you think you are going to work for someone, there is a spirit feede needed to navigate.
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>> i asked my brother one time who is 11 years older. i said, frank, i can work or go to school. he was wise. he said think about this, you have the rest of your life to work. keep going to school. >> i did. i got my b.a. and my masters and my doctor ate. >> there will be plenty of school to come in the years to come. >> dr. lopez, it's so good to see you again. thank you for your words of wisdom. >> good to see you. >> if you would like to contact the university, the information is on our screen. >> we were talking with dr. lopez earlier. he offered advise to students. lori grimes was listening. she said the advise helped her. she is a 16-year-old student.
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she's with us now. >> you said he helped you feel better about going to college. in what way? >> it made me feel there is more -- how you say -- they prepare for you for college. they don't say, get it done and you will do great. they help you. that helps me feel less scared to go to college. >> i know you look at me and think i was never 16, but i was, and i remember being afraid that college would throw up all of the things that i know in the air and i'll have to scramble to put it all together. it's good to know that you are not alone in that. there are things that you can do to help you feel more comfortable. by the time you get there, you will be prepared. >> you remember being in 8th grade when you came to high
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school, that feeling? >> i went to the summer bridge program, so to have preparation really helps. i'm glad it's out there. >> thanks so much for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> great success and good luck with college too. >> thank you. >> continuing our advise for students, 21-year-old owen stewart now joints us. he has a poignant story about making tough i choices that led him to the life he now enjoys in california. >> thanks for being here. >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> you grew up in louisiana. you shared growing up, your dad didn't share the views you had of the world and it made it difficult. why don't you explain? >> from the point of me being a young child, my dad was hateful
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toward any race other than the white race. he was a white supremacists. he tried to teach me that. i knew it was wrong. i always liked comic books. i liked super man and then i got turned on to captain america. he showed me that everyone is created equally. a hero is someone that inspires others. that's what i want to be. >> you are a hero, in breaking away from something that could have kept you ensnared in many ways. when you do that, there are consequences. when you say to your dad or mom, i don't believe what you believe because i feel it's wrong. how did you deal with that? >> when i told my dad i was moving to california to get away from everything, he disowned me.
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i speak to my mother once a month. she's money hungry and greedy. my family is the definition of dysfunctional. >> i know there is pain behind that. there is someone feeling the same way. you moved out here with your girlfriend. how have you created a new life for yourself? >> my girlfriend's family is supportive of me. i never had a chance to get an education. i was not in high school before. i taught myself everything i know. i started a new program that i'm in. my girlfriend's grandparents help me a lot. they say i owe it to myself to live up to my full potential. i'm doing it all myself taking it one day at a time.
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>> what would you say to other students that have one word to hold on to, what would it be? >> perseverance. make it through no matter what get in the way. there is a quote that i came up with at 13 years old. stop seeing the cup as half empty or half full, just be glad you have a cup. >> thank you very much. it's been great to talk with you. >> we are at james lick high school giving advise here and beyond for success in life. i am talking with two young men with great storie stories. welcome to you. thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> a lot of you know the magazine published in english and spanish three times a year. tell us what you do there? >> i do a lot. i try to do a lot.
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i don't want to say i do a lot, but i teach yoga monday night and i work collaboratively with funk club. i don't know if you have heard of them. we do a youth organization. alex is one of my colleagues. >> we are both youth media workers. to tell you about silicon valley "d" bug, we work in the media, try to publish the magazine three times a year. we are on t.v. on channel 15. we are on air 91.5 f.m. our radio show, it's every wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00. it's hosted by david madrid. also, too, we work with sections of media. what i'm working on, the 16 week program in san jose.
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i take creative writing from them. it's pretty much the trials and tribulations and experiences and it's being expressed through there. >> many times you have been a critical voice too, but it's allowed people to take notice. you work with homeless youth. that's something you have first hand experience with, alex. can you share about what happened? how you ended up homeless and how you did that? >> my mother was a single parent supporting me and my sister. at 16 i was the man of the house. my father was murdered when i
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was nine. i am familiar with james lick high school. that's a little bit about me and how i came with "d" bug, the shelter we were staying at had a side for singles. one of the members staying at the shelter got married and moved on, but he took me to one of their open meetings. we started with a news letter called "bug bites." we were just doing volunteer work. my freshman year of high school, we had to get service hours out of the way to get my high school diploma. i started volunteering on the east side, call it paula middle school shepherd middle school to volunteer. it started off with
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volunteering. after a few weeks, i looked the work i was doing. now, it's not really the fact that i may get broken off. i make money now and again, but it's more about the work that i do. >> and you are helping others. i am sure there are other homeless youth that look to you and say, alex's story inspires me. >> i wish it was like that in a lot of cases, but living the street life people think they have to live it a way to get paid. in most cases, that's not the case at all. for me to do the work i do, it's up to me to show them a better way. >> that's what you are doing. both of you have found that. you have a story too about making choices when you were younger that you are not proud of. i want to be candid about this.
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when people hear what you have been through and then learn about the choices you make, it t reresonates, so what happened? >> i was with a crowd that led me to trouble. i would always choose to hang out with them. they were the type that would go to situation that is could get you into trouble. >> like what? >> drugwise, stealing, we would run the streets and do stupid stuff and do tagging and stuff like that, you know? i would always hear a bunch of people telling me, yeah, you shouldn't do that. even my sister which is six years older than me, she basically raised me because my mom was a single parent also. i would hang out with my friends
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a lot. my sister would be like, i don't know why you are hanging out with those kids. they are bad news. >> i took it like, you are just my sister. i would go around getting into trouble. when i got, after a while, the drugs we were doing, i used to just smoke weed or something like that. after a while, it turned into more. let's do this now. after doing so much drugs, it really harms your body. at the time, i didn't care. i was just like, i don't care. this is fun. i can skate and be cool with my friends when i'm high, but in the long run, it hurts your body. i witnesses that first hand because i felt i messed up my
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back forever because i took a lot of ecstasy pills. it's super bad for you. people glamourize it and all these music videos and all this, it's like popping pills, you are cool. it seems like you are cool at the time, but with every high, there is a low point. >> if you make it through that. there is a deadly reality that you feel good one time or an overdose. there is no tomorrow. >> definitely. that's definitely possible, always. that's how i felt a few times. when you feel like that, it's just -- it's heart breaking to think that your parents raised you and they wanted you to be this other person, and
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obviously, you have been experimenting and stuff like that. honestly, it's not worth it to experiment. i wished i had listened in the past because experimenting isn't worth what i went through. >> you are 22 now. you have been clean three years. >> i feel really good now. >> what would you say that you hope someone would hear? you said older people were trying to tell you, and you didn't hear it, but what else would you say to someone to stop them from going down the path that you went? >> i would tell them if you were a child or youth, i would tell them, it's not worth it. i know you have heard this from a lot of people, but if you are going down this path, you definitely shouldn't do it because of the price you pay. it's not worth what you go through.
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i wish i would have listened. i wish i wouldn't go through all the negative things i have in order to come to the positive. please listen. >> thank you. that's a powerful message. alex? >> with your guest prior to us talking about how he grew up on the east side so that's all he knew was the east side of san jose. that's pretty much how it is in the community. all you know is yourhood, the neighborhood you live in. your friends are the neighborhood kids. after a while, one thing i noticed, going to middle school, that's when kids started to get locked up. when they got out, there was a change in them. they were not that kid anymore. they were like -- pretty much
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they were in the beginning phases of being institutionalized. that's pretty sad when it happens to friends you grew up with. it hurts to see your friends just decline down the hill. nothing of themselves, caught up in drug use, gang affiliation, like how caesar said, hanging out with his friends. you can be doing nothing wrong, but you are chilling with them and they have an illegal substance on them or a warrant and the cop says, come on over here. i want to talk to you. that's guilty by association. it sucks to have to cut people off, but sometimes, that's what it takes. that's what it took for me to make my life better. those friends bring negativity.
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everyone learns that at their own pace. it's sad because some people a circle in a continuous pattern. >> we are doing this show so people can learn, i don't have to go down that road. i can learn what caesar and alex are saying, to go in a direction aimed at success. i want to thank you for being here. that's our show. i hope you will take the information to heart and contact the information on the screen. thank you again. we'll see you next time. >> thank you very much for having me. >> ♪ ♪ "bay area vista" ♪ ♪ ♪
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